Fairlea, West Virginia Population 2024

743

Fairlea is a city located in Greenbrier County and Monroe County West Virginia. Fairlea has a 2024 population of 743. Fairlea is currently declining at a rate of -27.23% annually and its population has decreased by -59.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,857 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairlea is $37,731 with a poverty rate of 25.14%. The median age in Fairlea is 55.2 years: 43.8 years for males, and 58.4 years for females.

Fairlea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairlea was:

  • White: 96.38%
  • Black or African American: 3.62%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
198.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-59.99% (-1,114)
The current population of Fairlea, West Virginia is 743 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,857.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,25396.38%
Black or African American473.62%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Fairlea Population by Race

Fairlea Population Pyramid 2024

Fairlea Median Age

55.2

Total

43.8

Male

58.4

Female

Fairlea Adults

There are 1,109 adults, (336 of whom are seniors) in Fairlea.

Fairlea Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairlea Sex Ratio

Female65350.23%
Male64749.77%

Fairlea Population by Age

Fairlea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7241.758.841.2
Non Family4541.1146.953.1
Married1982.8283.816.2
Female502.45050
Male222.141000

2.69

Average Family Size

1.7

Average Household Size

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairlea Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade16816%
Associates Degree636%
Bachelors Degree11410.86%
Graduate Degree131.24%
High School Graduate44842.67%
Less Than 9th Grade181.71%
Some College22621.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairlea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairlea Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,003817127
Black47470

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.66%.

Fairlea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$36,994$0$36,797
Less Than 9th Grade$23,931$23,931$0
Overall$26,813$26,688$0
Some College$0$0$0

$26,813

Average Earnings

$26,688

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Fairlea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairlea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairlea Language

98.59% of Fairlea residents speak only English, while 1.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Fairlea Language

Fairlea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,18230926.14%

25.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.93%

Male Poverty Rate

31.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairlea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairlea is White, with 26.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairlea is White, with 26.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.62%.

Fairlea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater53.54%
Some College22.26%
High School17.44%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Fairlea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed42%
Female Unemployed0%

Fairlea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairlea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$35,595$55,429
Households$24,794$37,731
Married Families$37,262$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,508$27,207

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairlea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairlea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairlea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fairlea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairlea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

82

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam48
Korea12
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Fairlea Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+50
55 to 6422
65 to 7410
18 to 340
35 to 540

Fairlea Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White827.72%

Fairlea Veterans by Race

Fairlea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairlea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.8%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fairlea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairlea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairlea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.31%

Born in Fairlea

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Fairlea residents were born in the United States, with 69.31% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Fairlea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024743-278-27.23%
20231,021-279-21.46%
20221,300-318-19.65%
20211,618-239-12.87%
20201,85729018.51%
20191,567-97-5.83%
20181,664-79-4.53%
20171,743-59-3.27%
20161,802-15-0.83%
20151,817-230-11.24%
20142,04726314.74%
20131,784-56-3.04%
20121,840-154-7.72%
20111,99424714.14%
20101,74700%

Fairlea Population by Year